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Image: Playing a fatherly role to a boy child - Thami Thomo Life Skills Facilitator, mentor, counsellor, and pastoral care are just a few titles Mr Thami Thomo goes by

Life Skills Facilitator, mentor, counsellor, and pastoral care are just a few titles Mr Thami Thomo goes by. One would think the family man has his hands full with two of his own children, two adopted teen and now a father figure for many kids at the Sparrow Foundation School.  However, Thomo is not fazed by it all, he takes fatherhood seriously, drawing inspiration from his own journey; being raised by a single mother after losing his father at the tender age of six.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Teddy bears bring comfort to little ones with burns and breathing disorders The Rotary Club of Newlands handed over teddy bears to the Red Cross Children’s Hospital. Funds from sales are used to educate disadvantaged children.

These are not just any teddy bears; they were lovingly knitted by volunteers in George and Cape Town and donated to the Candice Molzen Foundation.   Read More...




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Image:  Innovate for early learning and stand a chance to win R30 000 Early learning hub, the Innovation Edge, is calling for bold ideas to revolutionise early learning & development opportunities

Cape Town - The winning idea will receive a R30 000 cash prize at the SA Innovation Summit, as well as the chance to apply for up to R1 million seed funding to facilitate the implementation.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Early Childhood Development (ECD), Education
Image: New National Franchise a breakthrough for Early Learning in SA A group of investors has announced a new ‘social franchise’ for early learning in SA, and committed R60 million to its establishment over the next three years. Branded “SmartStart”, the early learning franchise will open new playgroups and daymother groups and centres across the country.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Agriculture/Food, Food security , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: XENOPHOBIA AFFECTS CHILDREN IN CARE-by Pam Jackson, Director and social worker at Ons Plek I am sharing it now in case it is helpful for anyone planning a group discussions with staff and children in our care.
A few years ago I wrote an article for NACCW on Xenophobia which is again raising its ugly head in South Africa. We again need to look at this issue not only because there are foreign children in our care but also because prejudice between different races and religions in our country still needs dire attention. I am sharing this article calling for our immediate attention before xenophobic emotions again sweep through our entire land.   Read More...



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Image: Cape Flats children raced it out at Mustadafin Foundation’s ECD Sports Day Over 300 children from Mustadafin Foundation’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres in the Cape Flats area as well as external ECD centres battle

Caption: The adrenaline was high yesterday (24 March 2015) at Vygieskraal Stadium in Athlone, when over 300 children from Mustadafin Foundation’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres in the Cape Flats area as well as external ECD centres battled it out at Mustadafin Foundation’s ECD Sports Day.   Read More...




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Image: Breastfeeding at work is legal and should be normal “Mothers don’t know that they are legally entitled to have breastfeeding breaks.”

When maternity leave ends, many mothers think they have no choice but to stop breastfeeding and return to work. In a bid to reduce child mortality rates and raise a healthy nation, the South African Breastmilk Reserve (SABR) urges mothers to stand up for their legal rights as employees and continue to provide the most healthy option for their baby by breastfeeding.   Read More...




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Image: Give your HELPing hand this year The New Year brings many exciting developments for HELP

Are the New Year’s resolutions you’ve set yourself a distant memory? Instead of feeling guilty about a resolution that did not go as well as anticipated, rather set yourself one or two specific, achievable and realistic goals for the year. Award-winning non-profit organisation, Homework Enrichment Life Skills Programme (HELP), challenges Capetonians to put volunteering at the top of their goals list for the year.   Read More...




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Image: Parenting/Leadership Toolkit ... since 2003        New Years approach to new year's resolution

                                                                                                                          26 Jan 2015

Dear parents, parents-2-b, moms, dads, caregivers, social workers, support group leaders, grandparents educators [in short Proud2Believers].

Earlier this month I was asked to do a insert on a radio talk show about parents and new years resolutions. My first reaction when they phoned to ask if I can do it was "argh, I do not believe in new years resolutions." But my nature to help and encourage kicked in and I agreed to do it and also decided to share it as my toolkit of this month.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Ackermans Ububele Schools: Nurturing and bringing value to South Africa’s youth - by exploring new worlds through literature.

27 January 2015, Cape Town – Retailer Ackermans, has announced the launch of its most ambitious CSI project to date: Ackermans Ububele Schools. In partnership with Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, and Wordworks, the Ackermans Ububele Schools programme will focus on Early Childhood Development, and will enable the value retail giant to give back to its communities in the most sustainable and long-term way – nurturing a love for reading and learning in the next generation of leaders.

 
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ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD), Health
Image: Next year St Joseph's Home celebrates 80 years of caring for Vulnerable Children. Established in 1935 by the Pallottine Missionary Sisters.

The Pallottine Missionary Sisters, armed with their belief, passion and forward thinking, started a paediatric health and wellness model, which focused on the total wellbeing of the child.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD), Education
Image: FUEL Bright Start iPad Handover FUEL gives young learners a Bright Start
On a sunny day in late August, over 20 excited children from the Bright Start organisation in Hout Bay, Cape Town gathered with some of their parents along with Bright Start and FUEL staff members for the handover of 37 iPads which were donated by FUEL.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Early Childhood Development (ECD), Education
Image: Nal’ibali launches ‘Story Power. Bring it home.’ billboard campaign Research has shown, children who read for pleasure, perform better in the classroom, and not just in vocabulary and spelling, but also in Maths.
On 1 October 2014, Nal’ibali—the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, launches a new billboard campaign to generate awareness and discussion around the power of stories to spark all children’s potential.   Read More...



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Image: Breadline Africa Launches Educare Centre in Piketberg Mother Pearl get their own facility

Just two hours outside of the Mother City, Breadline Africa launched an Educare Centre in Piketberg on Saturday, September 27. Although picturesque, and as is the case with many small rural towns, the community of Piketberg finds itself struggling with poverty.   Read More...




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Image: Early Childhood Development Central to Sustainable Development Cotlands congratulates international leaders for their commitment to sustainable development

Cotlands lauds the recent commitment by international leaders to make early childhood development (ECD) central to sustainable development.“This commitment is encouraging to all working in the ECD space. For us at Cotlands this pledge reaffirms our position in making a meaningful contribution towards sustainable development in South Africa,” said Cotlands CEO Jackie Schoeman.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD), Education
A beacon of hope to impoverished communities

Libraries have and will continue to fulfil its role as the heart of literacy. They equip learners with the skills and knowledge needed in order to achieve academically and to maximise their employability. According to research, a lack of access to books has a powerful impact on achievement. The best teaching in the world has little effect when children do not have access to enough reading material.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD), Education, Youth
One of the most uplifting stories to come out of the activities at our universities countrywide is the new partnership between the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and READ which sees student teachers – third year, foundation phase of the Faculty of Education – using their imagination to make free, portable libraries so that books and other reading material can be more accessible to young learners.   Read More...



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Image: A view from the street Empowering communities through active co-design

The Cape Town Partnership has asked Rory Williams, Cape Times columnist and writer on urban issues, to look at our work and see what he finds. His ‘outside view’ will be presented in a series of articles that will explore the human side of our projects. We hope they will stimulate some necessary conversations.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD), Social & Community
Image: Pampering session for girls from Reach for a Dream On Friday afternoon, May 16, the Reach For A Dream Foundation, in conjunction with Emperors Palace, made dreams come true

On Friday 16 May 2014, Emperors Palace hosted some girls from Reach for a Dream and had a pampering session with them. Please find attached images from the pampering session for your consideration.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Early Childhood Development (ECD)
Image: Khulisa tackles child poverty at crèche

The doors to hope and a brighter future were opened to the children of Masihlalisane Crèche in Tsakane this morning (Thursday) when they were visited by Khulisa Project, as well as celebrities Paul Modjaji and Cara.   Read More...



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